Finding Your Inner Beast


We get it. Times are tough, and it is so easy to fall into a rut and call it quits. It is a time for caution and making smarter decisions. Business decisions that not only make sense for your business, but that are also in line with your true feelings and emotions. A couple months…

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My Secret To Happiness

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We live in an angry, negative world. The news is bombarded with upsetting stories. Never ending conflicts, threats of nuclear warfare, pandemics, corruption, incompetence, and the list goes on and on. Social media is no longer a platform where we share our honest thoughts, opinions, and life moments, but instead has become a platform where…

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Surviving The Teenage Years

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Over the last 12 years, I can proudly say that I have mastered the art of hiring great engineers. I am surrounded by amazing talent and it seems like my last hires have all been superstars. As we all know – great businesses need more than great employees, they also need rock solid systems and…

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Your #1 MUST-DO Resolution For 2019


With every New Year comes the chance to reset priorities. Unfortunately, when the topic of implementing a data recovery plan comes up, the comment we most often hear is “I know I should, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet…” So…what if the pilot on the next flight you’re on announces right after takeoff,…

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Top 5 Cybercriminal Confessions

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The contemporary world is rife with digital thieves. They’re penetrating the complicated data structures of huge credit-monitoring companies like Equifax, scooping up the personal information of millions of people. They’re releasing sensitive customer data to the public from discreet businesses like Ashley Madison. They’re watching webcam feeds of our celebrities without them knowing; they’re locking…

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What Will You Do When This Disaster Hits Your Business?

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In today’s world of rampant cybercrime, every savvy business owner knows the necessity of locking down their data. However, we find that the cybersecurity technologies used by the vast majority of businesses are woefully out of date. Sure, your current solution may have worked great, but digital threats to the safety of your company are…

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How To Keep Your Employees From Leaking Confidential Information

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Back in 2014, Code Spaces was murdered. The company offered tools for source code management, but they didn’t have solid control over sensitive information — including their backups. One cyberattack later, and Code Spaces was out of business. Their killer had used some standard techniques, but the most effective was getting an unwitting Code Space…

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What’s Your Why?

what's your why

Yes, I know – my newsletter made it to your desk a little late this month. But I promise, I have a good reason, a great one even… You see, I’m part of this mastermind group where I get to hang out with 300+ other IT CEOs from all over the world every quarter and…

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9 Steps To Ensure Your Data Is Safe, Secure And Recoverable

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Summer is upon us… Time for a stroll in the park…softball…fishing…a few rounds of golf… Yet how could you possibly relax if some random bit of malware, software glitch or cyber-attack catches you off guard just as you’re walking out the door? A well-designed secure computer network gives you the confidence that “all systems are…

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How to Change A Water Jug

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A couple weeks ago, while sweeping the kitchen floor, my youngest begged me to give him the broom so that he could do the sweeping. While I’m no fan of doing house chores, my first instinct was to simply tell him no so that I could get it done quickly and get it over with.…

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